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problem of damping off

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:01 AM
Chin Chin is offline
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Default problem of damping off

hi ron,
what is the best method to control or to remove the problem of damping off in a hydroponic system ?
im using sponge as a medium.
Oh Chin Singapore

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:02 AM
Ron Ron is offline
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Damping-off is a medium-borne fungus that rots newly sprouted seedlings right at the medium line. I suspect your sponge medium is holding to much moisture and not enough oxygen. Overwatering and to much humidity is the biggest cause of damping-off and the key to prevention.Ron

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